Ms. Jin Xiulan, 55, Recalls the Persecution She Has Suffered
(Clearwisdom.net) My name is Jin Xiulan. I am 55 years old, and a farmer living in Ruiling Village, Xiaojin Town, Xifeng District, Qingyang Prefecture, Gansu Province. I was lucky enough to begin cultivating Falun Dafa in December 1998.
In April 2000, I went to Beijing to validate Falun Dafa, and was detained for one month in the Xifeng District Detention Center. Because I refused to give up cultivation, I was transferred to the Xifeng District Drug Rehabilitation Center for fifteen days. In the end, I refused to write the three statements to renounce Falun Gong. Before I was released, I had 1,350 yuan extorted from me.
On July 15, 2000, Xiaojin town held a fifteen day brainwashing session for all Falun Dafa practitioners. More than ten practitioners were forced to attend, including me.
In November 2000, Xifeng District State Security agents ransacked my home. They did not find anything, but they nonetheless brutally beat me. They detained me in the Xifeng District Detention Center for one month with the excuse of having me write an "appeal letter" to the police.
In January 2001, I went to Beijing a second time to appeal. I was arrested in front of Tiananmen Square and held in a detention center in Beijing. I refused to give them my name, so I was transferred to the Nanjie Prison in Tianjin City. I went on hunger strike for fifteen days and was force-fed. I was also tortured by being hung up by my handcuffs, having cold water poured on my body, being shocked by electric batons, and being subjected to sleep deprivation. I was later detained in the Xifeng District Detention Center for one month, and then detained in the Xifeng District Drug Rehabilitation Center for fifteen days.
Because I went to Beijing twice, I was sentenced to one year of forced labor. I served this sentence in the Second Group, Seventh Women's Ward of the Gansu Province First Labor Camp located in Pingantai, Lanzhou City. Because I did not accept the brainwashing within three months, I was tortured with techniques such as being hung up backwards by handcuffs for five to six hours each time (the longest was ten hours). After each hanging, guards would order drug addict prisoners to take me down and punch me in the lower back, causing great pain. I was also frequently shocked with electric batons on my sensitive body parts, not allowed to sleep, forced to kneel down, given brutal beatings that made my face swollen (then revived with a drenching of cold water if I passed out), and made to do heavy farming labor among other things.
In the past several years of persecution, I was forced to endure brainwashing, detained four times, and I spent one year in a forced labor camp. I had my home ransacked numerous times, have been constantly harassed, and have had 1,350 yuan extorted from me.